Opinions social video producer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 03, 2022
Closes
Dec 05, 2022
Ref
JR-90274091
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post Opinions team seeks a Washington-based journalist to produce and edit social-first video, with an emphasis on connecting with and serving new audiences.

This producer will ensure Opinions commentary and reporting is published with context and speed for The Post's on- and off-platform audiences. They will lead experimentation with video features across social surfaces, finding ways to showcase distinctive video, photography and graphics but especially Post Opinions' vibrant personalities. Top candidates will have a clear idea for how video can grow audience and reach on social platforms and have strong ideas for various video surfaces and formats.

Creative thinking and a desire to build, iterate and grow our storytelling will be essential. This person reports to the director of operations and strategy for Opinions and works closely with the Opinions social media editor.

Motivations:
  • You are passionate about helping audiences, especially new audiences, contextualize the news
  • You want to help opinion writers reach new audiences
  • You are comfortable coaching and collaborating with others
  • You are passionate about visual storytelling
  • You want to influence the audience strategy for The Post's opinion journalism.


Responsibilities:
  • Introduce opinion personalities to social audiences by shooting, editing and producing compelling storytelling for the @PostOpinions Instagram account
  • Help social media audiences understand the news by elevating the commentary of our opinion writers using videos, captions and posts, and by conceiving of and shooting explainers both in the office and in the field
  • Develop a standard look and feel for video commentary by our columnists, with a focus on social platforms
  • Work with columnists on best practices for social-friendly video formats
  • Elevate The Post's brand by collaborating with audience editors and designers to ensure video content aligns with The Post's brand and style guidelines.


Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of relevant journalism experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience editing and producing for at least one major social platform
  • An understanding of how to edit and present journalism in ways native to each social platform while ensuring the veracity and accuracy of the work
  • Editing and familiarity with Adobe products
  • An ability to work quickly and under tight deadlines.


Interested candidates should upload a résumé, a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position and three work samples to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 11/28/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Opinions Director of Operations and Strategy, Becca Clemons and Opinions Social Media Editor, Edgar Ramirez.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs


Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?

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